Paris Hilton and Benji Madden "DJing" at Ultra on Monday for Love Fest 2008. Photo credit: Jason Jajalla, Clear World Productions.
It seems we won't always have Paris. At least, Paris, Not France, the year-in-the-life documentary about the celebutante. Tuesday night's screening was the only one of the festival (all others were cancelled) and it may never see the light of day again (not that that's a bad thing, necessarily).
It seems Paris Hilton or Paris Hilton's people or Paris Hilton's people's people were none too pleased with the doc and threatened restraining orders or injunctions or a voodoo curse if screenings went ahead as scheduled.
Prior to last night's one and only screening at the Ryerson, a letter went out to buyers from the William Morris Agency:
"With less than one hour to go and no restraining order in place, I feel comfortable now letting you all know that this film was the subject of legal threats and was almost not shown at all here at the festival. This version will probably never be seen again. I am hoping that Paris will see, with the audience tonight, that there is nothing to be afraid of here. And will eventually let the film be distributed.
What was originally conceived to be a 20-minute puff piece extra on the DVD release for her album, has in fact become a fascinating examination of what it's like to be a star in our star-obsessed culture.
I can guarantee you three things: you may be the only people to ever see this version, you will not be disappointed, and everyone will be asking you if you saw it."
Did anyone see it? If so, what's all the fuss about? Tell us, cuz we're kinda curious.